Tuesday 23 January 2018

Parshat Vayera

How do we explain the incongruous nature of the blessings at a brit milah? At a circumcision the mohel makes the bracha: ‘al hamila’...

Tehillim Psalm 26

This week’s Tehillim is for a refuah shelema for Zelda Symbol bat Shoshana King David was one of the most righteous Jews who ever...

Parshat Lech-Lecha

It isn’t just about the destination, the journey counts as well. At the beginning of Parashat Lech Lecha, we have details of the epic journey...

Parshat Noach

You don’t have to be famous in order to leave a great legacy. Parashat Noach commences with the headline ‘Eileh Toldot Noach’, These are the...

Tehillim Psalm 25

This week’s Psalm begins with the word ‘LDavid’ – ‘By David.’ This is a popular opening, found across many Psalms. According to Rabbi Hirsch, the...

Tehillim Psalm 23

This week’s Psalm is the well know song we sing every Shabbat, before Kabbalat Shabbat and during seuda shalishit. ‘Hashem Roey Lo Echsar’ -...

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is an anniversary; it’s the day on which Moshe came down from Mount Sinai on the second occasion. You’ll recall how, on...

Parashat Ha’azinu

Let’s make 5778 the year of the rope. This coming Shabbat in Parashat Ha’azinu which we will read on Shabbat Shuva, the Torah will declare...

Parshat Nitzavim – Vayelech

Why do Selichot always start on a Saturday night? This coming Motzei Shabbat in Ashkenazi circles we will be commencing our season of Selichot. Until medieval...

Tehillim Psalm 22

The deer is especially devoted to its mate, and indeed the animal enjoys much fame across Scripture! Many times they are referenced, such as...

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